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Current Population Survey, March 1980: Estimates of Noncash Benefit Values (ICPSR 8473)

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Beginning in March 1980, the Current Population Survey has included questions on participation in a selected group of noncash benefit programs including the National School Lunch Program, Food Stamp Program, public or other subsidized rental housing programs, Medicare, and Medicaid. These questions serve as the basis for valuing noncash benefits and estimating the effect they have on poverty.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey, March 1980: Estimates of Noncash Benefit Values. ICPSR08473-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08473.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, demographic characteristics, employment, households, labor force, Medicaid, Medicare, population characteristics, population estimates, poverty, public assistance programs, unemployment

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1979-03--1980-03

Date of Collection:  

  • 1980-03

Universe:   The civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in housing units and male members of the Armed Forces living in civilian housing units on a military base or in a household not on a military base.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Data are recorded for households, families, and persons, with a total of 332,131 records in the file.


Sample:   A probability sample is used in selecting housing units. The sample is located in 729 sample areas comprising 1,973 counties and independent cities with coverage in every state and in the District of Columbia.

Data Source:

personal interviews


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